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594 training opportunities for the UK and European space sectors, last updated 27 May 2024. Curated by Space Skills Alliance.

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    Astronomy: images of the Universe

    MOOC (Online) by Open University · Free · Current

    Modern astronomy utilises a range of techniques across the electromagnetic spectrum that allow astronomers to measure the brightness, size and shape of astronomical objects, as well as their structure in many cases. This free course enables you to explore multiwavelength images of the Universe and make your own measurements of stars, nebulae and galaxies using online tools and databases. You will explore the different types of nebulae in the Messier catalogue, considering their sizes and distances using an interactive Scales tool, and use a web tool called Chromoscope to survey the Milky Way in different wavebands. This free course is an adapted extract from the Open University course S284 Astronomy.

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    Introduction to Astronomical Observations

    Short course (Online) by Altair Academy · $24.99 (~£20) · Current

    This course on observational astronomy will provide a comprehensive overview of the history of astronomy and its development over time. From ancient cross-cultural observations to modern scientific theories, which provides you with a very flexible array of knowledge in any field of astronomy.

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    Deep Space Observation Course

    Short course (Online) by Nova Space · $49 (~£38) · Current

    In this course, you will be introduced to the concepts and some technology behind deep space observation missions and the difference between these sensors and Earth observing sensors. With exciting innovations like the James Webb Space Telescope that are revolutionizing the way in which we observe our universe, the topic of deep space observation is at the forefront of many academic and scientific organizations.

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    Telescopes and spectrographs

    MOOC (Online) by Open University · Free · Current

    This free course, Telescopes and spectrographs, looks at how they are designed to improve our ability to observe the universe. You will examine how different technologies have been developed over the last four hundred years to enable us to look deep into space.

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    Comparing stars

    MOOC (Online) by Open University · Free · Current

    Stars can necessarily be observed only at a distance. Comparing stars is a 16-hour free course that introduces the HertzsprungRussell diagram, an essential tool in understanding the nature of stars. You should have some understanding of the basic stellar properties of luminosity and temperature in order to get the most from the course.

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    The Big Bang

    MOOC (Online) by Open University · Free · Current

    This is the way the world ends / Not with a bang but a whimper.' (T.S. Eliot) But how about the way the world begins? Was this the biggest bang of all? This free course The Big Bang will introduce you to the theory of the Big Bang and will present the three main lines of experimental evidence that support this theory.

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    An introduction to exoplanets

    MOOC (Online) by Open University · Free · Current

    What are the planets outside our Solar System like? Could there be life on them? Learn about this fascinating area of twenty-first century science in this exciting free course, An introduction to exoplanets. The course introduces our Galaxy's population of planets, and some of their many surprises. It explains the methods used by astronomers to study exoplanets, and provides a general introduction to the methods of scientific inquiry. The course culminates in discussion of life elsewhere in our Galaxy.

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    The restless Universe

    MOOC (Online) by Open University · Free · Current

    The restless Universe introduces you to major achievements and figures in the history of physics, from Copernicus to Einstein and beyond. The route from classical to quantum physics will be laid out for you in this free course without recourse to challenging mathematics but with the fundamental features of theories and discoveries described in sufficient detail to whet your appetite for further physics study.

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    Astronomy with an online telescope

    MOOC (Online) by Open University · Free · Current

    This free course, Astronomy with an online telescope, shows you how to navigate the night sky, and introduces the wide variety of objects it contains. You will develop a hands-on understanding of telescopic observations using the Open University’s own robotic telescope facility COAST sited on the island of Tenerife. Supported by your own measurements we illustrate how stars evolve, and study variable stars.

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    Galaxies, stars and planets

    MOOC (Online) by Open University · Free · Current

    This free course, Galaxies, stars and planets, is a general introduction, including scale of the universe from the very large to the very small; orbits and gravity; the Solar System; the Sun and other stars; galaxies and the composition of astronomical objects.

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    The Sun

    MOOC (Online) by Open University · Free · Current

    The Sun dominates our lives by defining our day, but how much do you know and understand about it? This free course will help you to explore the workings of what, from Earth, appears to be the brightest star in our universe by looking at its structure and the main processes taking place within it. You will also examine the phenomenon of sun spots.

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    Scales in space and time

    MOOC (Online) by Open University · Free · Current

    Scale – dealing with the miniscule to the massive, over milliseconds to millennia – is central to all the sciences. In this free course, Scales in space and time, you’ll go to the absolute limits of what can be measured – all through a study of an oak tree! By studying it you will be introduced to concepts in physics, chemistry, biology and life-sciences, and Earth and environmental sciences. Across these multiple disciplines you will meet time scales that include ages, durations and rates, and size scales including distances in three dimensions, which underpin areas and volumes.

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    Astronomy: Exploring Time and Space

    MOOC (Online) by Coursera and University of Arizona · Free · Current

    This course is designed for anyone who is interested in learning more about modern astronomy. We will help you get up to date on the most recent astronomical discoveries while also providing support at an introductory level for those who have no background in science.

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    Physics, Astronomy, and Space: Teaching Secondary Science

    MOOC (Online) by FutureLearn and Royal Observatory Greenwich (ROG) · Free · Current

    Upgrade your secondary science lessons, boost your knowledge of space physics, and help students build key career skills.

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    Astrophysics

    MOOC (Online) by edX and Australian National University · £164 · Current

    An understanding of the biggest unsolved mysteries in astrophysics and how researchers are attempting to answer them Methods used to find and study exoplanets How scientists tackle challenging problems About white dwarfs, novae, supernovae, neutro stars and black holes and how quantum mechanics and relativity help explain these objects How astrophysicists investigate the origin, nature and fate of our universe

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    Introduction to Astrophysics

    Short course (Online) by Royal Observatory Greenwich (ROG) · £96 · Current

    This six-week course is for people with some prior knowledge of astronomy who are interested in exploring topics at the cutting edge of modern astronomical research and the limits of human knowledge.

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    Certificate in Astronomy

    Course (Online) by University of Central Lancashire · £975 · Current

    Most students start here! The astronomy course provides an introduction to astronomy, assuming no prior knowledge of the subject. It contains some observational and practical exercises, but you do not need access to a telescope to complete your astronomy studies.

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    Intermediate Astronomy

    Short course (London) by Royal Observatory Greenwich (ROG) · £205 · Current

    This comprehensive course provides an opportunity for those who are keen to acquire a rigorous scientific understanding of the Universe. Intermediate Astronomy offers a firm grounding in the study of the Sun-Earth-Moon system, the Solar System, the Milky Way Galaxy and the wider Universe. This course is an excellent follow-on from Introduction to Astronomy and Introduction to Astrophysics. The course consists of 3 ten-week modules on Tuesday evenings. The course follows the GCSE Astronomy syllabus, but it is not an accredited course. Students are assessed through coursework and receive a certificate of achievement from the Royal Observatory Greenwich on the completion of all modules.

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    Greatest Unsolved Mysteries of the Universe

    MOOC (Online) by edX and Australian National University · Free · Current

    Exploring the biggest mysteries of modern astrophysics.

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    Modelling the Origin of Jovian Planets

    MOOC (Online) by International Astronomical Union (IAU) · Free · Current

    The origin of life on Earth, the search for life elsewhere ... Get access to the latest scientific results of the field thanks to the online courses and conferences on this website. These videos are proposed by the Education and Training in Astrobiology working group of the International Astronomical Union.

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    Introduction to Astronomy

    Short course (Online) by Royal Observatory Greenwich (ROG) · £96 · Current

    An astronomy course for absolute beginners, led by an engaging tutor from the Royal Observatory Greenwich, the home of time and space. This six-week course is for people with no prior knowledge of astronomy. It offers a basic introduction to the subject from historical, scientific, and practical perspectives.

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    Classify Radio Signals from Space using Keras

    Resource (Online) by Coursera · Free · Current

    In this 1-hour long project-based course, you will learn the basics of using Keras with TensorFlow as its backend and use it to solve an image classification problem. The data we are going to use consists of 2D spectrograms of deep space radio signals collected by the Allen Telescope Array at the SETI Institute. We will treat the spectrograms as images to train an image classification model to classify the signals into one of four classes. By the end of the project, you will have built and trained a convolutional neural network from scratch using Keras to classify signals from space.

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    Certificate in Astronomy and Planetary Science

    Course (Online) by Open University · £3228 · Current

    You’ll explore the structure, origin and evolution of stars, galaxies and the Universe, while making your own observations of the sky. You’ll also tackle fundamental questions about the Solar System and its formation; including how and why life began on Earth and the search for intelligent life elsewhere in the Universe.

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    In the Night Sky: Orion

    MOOC (Online) by FutureLearn and Open University · Free · Current

    Explore the night sky, discover how stars are formed and find out about exoplanets, all through the constellation of Orion.

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    Analyzing the Universe

    MOOC (Online) by Coursera · Free · Current

    Using publicly available data from NASA of actual satellite observations of astronomical x-ray sources, we explore some of the mysteries of the cosmos, including neutron stars, black holes, quasars and supernovae. We will analyze energy spectra and time series data to understand how these incredible objects work. We utilize an imaging tool called DS9 to explore the amazing diversity of astronomical observations that have made x-ray astronomy one of the most active and exciting fields of scientific investigation in the past 50 years. Each week we will explore a different facet of x-ray astronomy. Beginning with an introduction to the nature of image formation, we then move on to examples of how our imaging program, DS9, can aid our understanding of real satellite data. You will using the actual data that scientists use when doing their work. Nothing is "canned". You will be able to appreciate the excitement that astronomers felt when they made their important discoveries concerning periodic binary x-ray sources, supernovae and their remnants, and extragalactic sources that have shaped our understanding of cosmology.

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    Foundation Astrophysics

    Short course (London) by Royal Observatory Greenwich (ROG) · £200 · Current

    Our foundation astrophysics programme provides people with the opportunity to study a number of topics in astronomy at foundation degree level, without the costs associated with accreditation or the pressure of examinations. These courses require knowledge of basic science and algebra. While not formally accredited, students are assessed through coursework and receive certificates of achievement from the Royal Observatory Greenwich on the completion of all modules. There are six ten-week modules in the programme, which do not have to be studied in order. Each module runs on consecutive Tuesdays with gaps during holidays (details below).

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    Europea​n Radio Interferometry School

    Short course (Sweden) by ASTRON, OPTICON, and JIVE · €200 (~£170) · Current

    Hands on training and lectures on how to achieve scientific results from radio interferometry

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